Author: Shelly Najjar, MPH, RDN

Toddler in the Zoom Call: How to Move Forward from Difficult Emotions

  What do you do when nothing you’re trying is working? Do you “double down” and trying to push through, becoming inflexible and stubborn? Wallow in frustration and give up? Become accepting and flow with whatever is happening? Or maybe it’s a mix, a mindset battle inside of you. On the one hand you might feel like…
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How to Cook Healthy, Without Using Recipes or Wasting Time and Energy

  You want to cook healthy meals that feel good in your body and give you energy to do the things you want to do during the day. This post shows you how to cook fast meals that taste good, without recipes.   Imagine this: It’s been a long day, and you’re getting hungry for…
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Adventure or Anxiety? How an Attitude of Adventure Helps You Fully Enjoy Your Food and Life

  This is for you if… 1. you enjoy adventure, or 2. you don’t feel as adventurous. If you enjoy adventure and you love traveling or trying new things, this post will help you apply that attitude, experiences, and feelings to your whole life. Speaking as somebody who loves adventure myself, “having adventures” is often…
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Things to Talk About, Other Than Diets, Bodies, or Weight

  Trying to be more weight-neutral in your conversations? Want to talk about something other than your body or weight? Want to have more positivity and less negativity in your life and conversations? Whether you’re doing it for yourself or for the benefit of others (because fewer people policing what we all look like and…
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All Foods Fit: No Off-Limits Foods – How it Can Work For You

You’ve heard about moderation and balance, and maybe you’ve even tried to have no “off-limits” foods, but only ended up eating too much and feeling out of control. Turns out, we need balance in the way we approach food to keep food itself in the right context. Keep reading to learn the key to making…
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Know Your Closest Exit: Stress Management Technique for Those Unavoidable Moments

We’d all love to avoid stressful situations, but some are unavoidable. That’s unfortunate, because stress can have so many negative effects on our physical health, our emotional wellbeing, and our eating behaviors. The upside is, that because we know that sometimes we’ll have to be in stressful situations, we can plan ahead to manage it…
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Stopped by the Food Police: How to Respond When Somebody Comments about Your Food or Your Body

People who comment on your food choices are called “food police.” They reinforce rules and ideas of how you should eat, without respecting the fact that your food choices are your own right and responsibility, not theirs. They may also police your body size, shape, and health choices. We all experience a range of reactions…
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